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    Default Delayed Cord Clamping

    Is anyone able to give me the pros and cons in a shortish answer (maybe like dot points or something so it's very clear, I hate reading large chunks of writing these days ). I've found so much about it all but each article seems very biased and neglects the other side so it's quite difficult to come to a conclusion about it and know the facts. Help?

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    pros - theres no urgency or procedures immediately after birthing.

    you're given the baby straight away because there's no way anyone can take the baby!

    you don't lose the sense they are physically connected to you.

    if baby takes their time taking their first breath they are still receiving oxygen directly.

    and also the placenta can finish giving baby all the blood and nutrients etc that it's supposed to. it is very very obvious when the cord has finished flowing into the baby. (Google image delayed cord clamping)

    cons - it is a little awkward trying to move around with a baby hooked up to the placenta when it is still inside you.its certainly an odd sensation... a bit like a Hampton

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    hit enter too early...

    ... it's a bit like a tampon in the wrong spot feeling. lol.

    there's also slightly higher risk of mother bleeding? but basically IF anything stArts to go pear shaped it takes seconds to clamp and cut the cord.

    bottom line is its no necessary unless it's necessary

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    I understand delayed cord clamping as not clamping until it stops pulsating... this only takes a couple of minutes.

    I chose to delay clamping because it provides baby with a large amount of oxygenated blood.

    It's not like it's inconvenient to delay clamping. You're hardly going to leave the room within two minutes of delivering And you're hardly going to notice anyway... not with a beautiful baby to look at!

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    Here is a good visual demonstration (non graphic!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3RywNup2CM

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